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Mobilising protest: insights from two factory closures

Blyton, Paul Robert and Jenkins, Jean ORCID: 2013. Mobilising protest: insights from two factory closures. British Journal of Industrial Relations 51 (4) , pp. 733-753. 10.1111/j.1467-8543.2012.00906.x

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This article draws on investigations of worker response to two factory closures to develop recent discussions around mobilization theory. With many shared characteristics between the factories, both located in the garment manufacturing sector, and with similar workforces and union organization, certain key distinguishing features between the two provide insights into why worker protest became effectively mobilized and sustained in one case but failed to materialize in the other. The findings point to the value of assigning greater weight in studies of worker mobilization to the impact of prior existing social structures within a population, and the interaction between that population, its leaders and wider society.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS)
Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Additional Information: Online publication date: 15 May 2012.
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 1467-8543
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2022 09:56

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